Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Specialties of the House”: Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes!

My Mother always loved to make little “pancakes” out of the leftover mashed potatoes from holiday meals.  This is a great way to use up those yummy mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving!  Just add a bit of cheese, a few chives, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving week is a busy time at Chestnut Cottage!  Lots of food to prepare, flowers to arrange, and tables to set for our annual Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family. This year my heart is heavy as I will experience … Continue reading

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Kathryn’s Favorite Finds!

Recently while visiting my lake house neighbor, Ann Rose, she told me about a great new product she is developing…The Wine Cloak!  This ingenious little aid to serving your wine is not only practical, but fun and chic! It will … Continue reading

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“The Collected Library”

As you may know, one of my holiday treats for myself is reading the latest holiday novel by Scottish author Anne Perry!  And this year is no exception.  Last week I purchased her latest holiday novel, A  CHRISTMAS   HOPE. Anne … Continue reading

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“On the Road with Kathryn”

Wow, what a great Holiday Entertaining Camp we just completed at The Swag Inn!  We had such fun for two full days and the most  incredible service and food at The Swag.  Thanks to Innkeepers Deener and Dan Matthews for … Continue reading

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